Annual AIANTA conference set for Sept. 11-14 in Wisconsin |

Annual AIANTA conference set for Sept. 11-14 in Wisconsin

First Nation's Focus

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) recently announced its 19th annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) will be hosted by the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on September 11-14.

As the only national conference on Indian Country tourism, AITC is designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the U.S., and features an impressive line-up of expert speakers whose experience provides new information and guidance for all, from tribes just entering the tourism industry to tribes with experience in travel and tourism.

"Through cultural and heritage tourism, tribes teach visitors from around the world about the unique cultures and traditions of Native America," said Crystal Holtz, AIANTA Midwest Region Board Member, said in a statement. "We are excited to bring the 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) back to the Midwest Region this year. Tourism is at the forefront of national discussions in Indian Country, and AITC is a valuable entry point into those discussions and the decisions being made."

This year's sessions will feature how to: package a tour, attract tour operators, create itineraries, position your tribe for the international tourism market, develop tourism assessments and inventories, use the latest technologies and strategies for marketing and media, protect intellectual and cultural property, collaborate with state and federal agencies, discover agri-tourism, and follow culinary trends, among other features. To learn more, visit

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